In Rogue Invader you are the invader attacking the alien horde in this genre-flipping roguelike shooter. Game-play is smooth and resembles old-school isometric games, with modern touches and HD graphics.

Twenty years ago, the zenos began invading terran colonies, leaving a trail of death and tears in their wake. Terrans fought back, one planet at a time, while building a fleet to stab at the zeno home-world.

You arrive with that fleet, just after a series of massive space battles in which all supply ships have been destroyed. You are left with a huge invasion army but no supplies to invade with other than one million marines, one drop-pod, and one pistol.

Your standing orders are to do only one thing: do not return until the war has ended.

Will you end the war?

Good luck. You'll need it.


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Friends! It's been forever since we last provided an update, and we're back with some serious business.

The good news: we're not dead.

In fact, we're doing better than ever.

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Recovering from Kickstarter

Our failed Kickstarter was a wake-up call for us. It was really depressing to attempt to sell something that actually exists in a functional form..

But failing on Kickstarter might have been the best thing for us. We learned some really important things because that failure forced us to be humble.

We are not able to do this alone. The journey of writing a video game is long, hard, and takes dedicated persistence.

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Realizations

After a month of digesting the Kickstarter failure, we came to two major conclusions:

  • we created an excellent prototype
  • we need quite a bit of help to get the game into your hands

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Neither Nathan nor Lee J is a marketing phenom. (Let's be honest, no indies are, and the ones that succeed are usually lucky in this area.) We started looking outside our two-man team to acquire the expertise necessary to be better. Our experience with a PR firm we used for the Kickstarter was less than ideal, so that was a tough learning experience as well.

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Searching for help

We also realized that although Lee J built a solid structure for the game, it needed a far more seasoned hand to guide its development to completion.

Rather than writing code until it works, we wanted to turn toward a test-driven development method, and a new coder was required.

So after taking the last few months regrouping, we spent two months interviewing until we found someone who is absolutely the right person to fill out our team. His name is Curtis, and he's been programming in GameMaker for more than a decade.

Curtis and Nathan have been working daily on Rogue Invader since the beginning of 2016, and expect to finish the game this year.

FEMALE Pistol


Music updates

In other news, the music Caleb Blood has been writing for us is nearly complete, and it is awesome. Combining modern rock with orchestral force, Caleb's tracks provide depth to every aspect of our world.

Additionally, we'll post an interview here with Caleb as he talks about composing and working on Rogue Invader's score, including tricks and tips for aspiring composers.

Click play below to hear the Main Theme of Rogue Invader:

The soundtrack will be also available when the game releases.


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Rogue Invader: Kickstarter update and story updates

Rogue Invader: Kickstarter update and story updates

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We uploaded a Let's Play today to accompany our demo. Check it out and here's some more back story on Rogue Invader.

Rogue Invader: Kickstarter launch!

Rogue Invader: Kickstarter launch!

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We’ve been quiet here since getting Greenlit because we’ve been working hard developing and preparing our Kickstarter campaign.

Rogue Invader: Independence Day Wrap-up and Greenlight Lessons + WE GOT GREENLIT

Rogue Invader: Independence Day Wrap-up and Greenlight Lessons + WE GOT GREENLIT

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Happy American Independence Day! We celebrate it and celebrate the freedoms all our fans have, all the while praying for Steam to grant us the freedom...

Rogue Invader background and lore + Greenlight reminder

Rogue Invader background and lore + Greenlight reminder

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Rogue Invader Press Demo

Rogue Invader Press Demo

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This is a demo we provided to press contacts during the first week of August. We present here for you to play and try during our Kickstarter push.

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DonleyTimeFoundation
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Fantastic game and best of luck!

-Tim

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SquishyGamesCo Creator
SquishyGamesCo

14 July 2015,

Just FYI, we took down the demo for the time-being. The game has changed so much (for the postive), that we felt it was unwise to continue to have it available. We will post a much-improved demo by 10 August.

Keep an eye out for extra news as well. :)

We've got some SICK stuff waiting for the right date to tell you.

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SniperCharlie
SniperCharlie

Original.And reeks addiction.Tracking^^

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Silmarill_SK
Silmarill_SK

Wow, this looks really cool!
Tracking...

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SquishyGamesCo Creator
SquishyGamesCo

Hey, you're awesome, thanks. :) Looking forward to full release in fall 2015

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Gn0meSlice

Wonderful and striking visual presentation, to say the least. I really like the aesthetic you guys are going for, and the gameplay seems like it has a lot of potential for customization of the experience. Best of luck!

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SquishyGamesCo Creator
SquishyGamesCo

And, don't hesitate to send us a message via IndieDB's message system, email us at marketing@squishygames.com (both of us use that email), or leave us a comment right here. We love to hear from you and want to tell you all about what we're doing.

Cheers,

Nathan and Lee J

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SquishyGamesCo

Thank you so much for passing by. Leave us a comment and tell us what you think! (Teaser coming soon)

--Nathan and Lee J

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